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The Last Leaf by O. Henry

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The Last Leaf by O. Henry


Published November 10, 2005


This was one of the stories used in the film O. Henry's Full House (1952). In the original, two struggling young artists live in a tiny apartment in the Village that would probably go for $3700 a month these days. One is ill and has a fragile grasp on life for which her metaphor is the leaves of ivy on the wall as the winter wind takes them one by one. Hollywood turned the roommate into a little girl and the leaves of ivy became leaves on a tree and on and on.
The author's real name was Sidney Porter and he was a distant cousin of Katherine Anne Porter.
The text for this story may be found at www.gutenberg.org


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